The Penn State Board of Directors opened the bomb bay doors last night and dropped a bunker buster that resonated throughout the entire Penn State community. That bomb was heard from coast to coast and around the world. That bomb was the firing of legendary football coach Joe Paterno. Also getting the ax was college President Graham Spanier who is accused of turning a blind eye to the child molestations committed on campus by former Defensive guru Jerry Sandusky. One of our faithful Gripers, Karen H. brought up a good point in one of her comments. Karen asked about the police and other authorities that knew what was going on and why they did not step in to stop it? That is a great question! My guess will be that the tentacles of this atrocity will reach further and further as the days go on snatching up several people who stood by and did nothing.
As for Penn State football. It is no secret that I am not a big fan. In fact I will watch their games to root for the other team. I will admit that. However, this is a titanic blow to a program that always relied on JoePa as their coach. Joe always held his players to a higher moral standard than most coaches which elevated him to a god like status in Nittany Lion land as well as on the entire college football landscape. There is most likely no former Penn State player alive today who played for another coach other than Paterno. This scandal is like a kick to the sack of the program. You lay there on the ground in pain, wanting to vomit while wondering what to do next. As much as I don't like PSU, I must say I never thought that JoePa would go out this way. I always envisioned cherubs in a ray of bright light descending from the heavens to take JoePa to coach in the big stadium in the sky. My guess is that Paterno will now fade into the sunset at age 84 and pass away within the next 2 to 3 years.
Happy Cookout Day - *And don't forget* the essentials... Enjoy, but not so much that I hear your name on the police scanner. Later
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